BEATRIX POTTER STUDIES I
Pritchard, Jane and Brian Riddle (editors)
Papers from The Beatrix Potter Lake District Study Conference, July 1984. Introduction by Christopher Hanson-Smith along with his article, Beatrix Potter and the National Trust; Beatrix Potter--The Writer--Brian Alderson; Beatrix Potter--The Writer--Irene Whalley, with four more articles. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.
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TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE, MY LOG AND DIARY 1980-1993.
by Morris, Henry
No limitation given but only enough copies to satisfy standing order customers. Luckily Oak Knoll has a standing order for multiple copies so that we have some copies available for sale. Beautifully printed on fine paper and bound by Barbara Blumenthal. This book is an example of Henry Morris at his best, both as printer and author. The log relates the day to day of a private press printer - the boring times, the exciting times, the sad times and, especially with Morris, the humorous times. The excerpts sometimes are angry and sometimes are nasty but always they are interesting. The book is also a type specimen book and an example of Morris's ideas on design. As he states in the foreword "Over the years, I, like many others, have purchased families of type fonts, which at the time I was sure would be useful. Some of them were, but there are lots of cases of unused expensive type, slowly oxidizing and going to waste. Surely, this is an undeserved fate for these vanishing artifacts of the letterpress era. Most are unused because they are of the larger sizes, which aren't much called for in book work. But it's the larger sizes which best show the true character of a type, and I am pleased to set as much of this log as I can, using these virgin types. The mixtures of sizes, weights and faces may create some strange-looking pages. But if you think of this as a type specimen book, which in part it is, perhaps these typographic outbursts will be seen with a more indulgent eye."